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From IMDb : Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect. The trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a mysterious, glamorous woman. The fiendish Dr. Moriarty, though reported hanged in Montevideo, is believed to be involved. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, and Henry Daniell
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Topics: Mystery, Murder, Crime, Thriller, Sherlock Holmes
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by Sam Spiegel
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Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice.
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Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Felix E. Feist
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"Tough cop helps his lover cover up the shooting of her wealthy husband. Mainstream noir, primarily distinguished by its acting and San Francisco visuals." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt, Lisa Howard. 81 min.
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Aka 'Sherlock Holmes in Dressed To Kill' - features Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topics: Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Leo C. Popkin
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D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police...
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Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies
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Sherlock Holmes rescues an inventor of an new bomb site before the Nazis can get him. The inventor agrees to help the allies but soon disappears and Holmes suspects Moriarty may be involved. Mystic Nights Videos
Topics: Basil Rathbone, Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, Mary Gordon, Mystic...
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by Roy William Neill & Howard Benedict
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IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038259/combined Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce played Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson in fourteen films between 1939-1946. Of these fourteen films, four fell into the public domain according to WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathbone-Bruce_Sherlock_Holmes_Films These four films are: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943) http://www.archive.org/details/secret_weapon SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE WOMAN IN GREEN (1945) (this page)...
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Topics: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, The Woman in Green
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by Julius Hagen
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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes stars the British Arthur Wontner, today a forgotten interpreter of Holmes who would soon be overshadowed by the glossy American productions starring the illustrious Basil Rathbone, for some people the greatest Holmes ever. Plot: Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) come out of retirement to investigate a mysterious murder. They find that a group of coalminers, called The Scowlers, are caught up in the mystery, along with the treacherous...
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Topics: Mystery, Thriller
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From IMDb : Only the possibility of avoiding a Tong War, plus persuasion by reporter Bobbie Logan leads the famous detective James Lee Wong to enter the Wentworth case. A million and a half dollars in bonds was taken from one of Cyrus P. Wentworth's ships before it was mysteriously sunk and, shortly afterward, Wentworth was found murdered. The police, led by Detective Captain Bill Street, suspect Dick Fleming, fiancée of Wentworth's daughter Cynthia. Wong clears Dick but has difficulty in...
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Topics: murder, mystery, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
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From IMDb : Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition. Stars: Keye Luke, Grant Withers and Lotus Long This movie can also be found at The Internet Archive here and here . The Mr. Wong series of films Mr. Wong, Detective The Mystery of Mr. Wong Mr. Wong in Chinatown The Fatal Hour Doomed to Die Phantom of Chinatown
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Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Keye Luke, Mr. Wong
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From IMDb : When Captain Street's best friend Dan O'Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur. Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Marjorie Reynolds This movie can also be found at The Internet Archive here . The Mr. Wong series of films Mr. Wong, Detective The Mystery of Mr. Wong Mr. Wong in Chinatown The Fatal Hour...
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Topics: murder, mystery, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
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From IMDb : A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun......
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Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
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From IMDb : The second in the series of Mr. Wong features starring Boris Karloff finds wealthy gem-collector Brandon Edwards gaining possession of the largest star sapphire in the world, the 'Eye of the Daughter of the Moon', after it has been stolen in China. Edwards, at a party in his home, confides to Mr. Wong that his life is in danger. During a game of Charades, Edwards is mysteriously shot dead and the gem disappears. Unknown to Wong, the jewel is in the possession of Edwards' maid,...
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Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
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From IMDb: When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal the formula for a poison gas being developed by the first victim's company. Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Maxine Jennings The Mr. Wong series of films Mr. Wong, Detective The Mystery of Mr. Wong Mr. Wong in Chinatown The Fatal Hour Doomed to Die Phantom of Chinatown
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Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong